The 2019 Class of Leadership Stephenville is wrapping up its nine-month course that teaches participants more about the community in which they live and work.

On Thursday, the class paid its annual visit to the office of the Empire-Tribune where it learned more about community journalism. 

This year's class includes Jen Basham, Lori Beaty, Wayne Davenport, Tracy Emmons, Rick Gann, Justin Greenhaw, JJ Hampton, Cody Hardin, Eric Hiitola, Bradley Horry, Julie Howell, Jamie Mathis, Doug McClammy, Hilary Stephans, Stephanie Traweek and Brit Van Zandt. 

Participants took part in a discussion with the E-T's General Manager Melissa Horton and Managing Editor Sara Vanden Berge.

They were then divided into four groups and were charged with the task of designing their own front pages.

The class is sponsored by the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce.